Princess Beatrice shares uplifting update on Sarah Ferguson’s health journey

May 09, 2024
Beatrice expressed how her mother is "coming into her own," a testament to her strength and determination. Source: Getty Images.

Princess Beatrice has opened up about her mother’s courageous journey through two cancer diagnoses within a year, revealing that she “is doing really well”.

It’s been a challenging journey for Ferguson, who first confronted breast cancer and then, more recently, a malignant melanoma. Yet, despite the hurdles, Beatrice expressed how her mother is “coming into her own,” a testament to her strength and determination.

“She’s been through so much but I think, really, now she’s sort of coming into her own,” she explained to This Morning.

“I think we’re just reminded, when any parent or individual has sort of a health scenario, just really get the checks that you need to get as early as you possibly can.

“I think, you know, both my sister and I are so proud of her for taking those steps to get those checks and [we’ve] sort of really modelled our health considerations on that.

“We’re really lucky in the UK to make sure that you can get those checks as best you can and hopefully we can do as much as we [can] to support each other when anyone goes through a health scare.

“Nothing’s more important than family.”

Ferguson shared news of her skin cancer diagnosis earlier this year in an emotional Instagram post.

In her post, she stressed the significance of vigilance in monitoring one’s health and urged others to remain diligent in recognising potential warning signs.

“I have been taking some time to myself as I have been diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer, my second cancer diagnosis within a year after I was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer and underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. It was thanks to the great vigilance of my dermatologist that the melanoma was detected when it was,” she wrote.

“Naturally another cancer diagnosis has been a shock but I’m in good spirits and grateful for the many messages of love and support.

“I believe my experience underlines the importance of checking the size, shape, colour and texture and emergence of new moles that can be a sign of melanoma and urge anyone who is reading this to be diligent.

“I am incredibly thankful to the medical teams that have supported me through both of these experiences with cancer and to the MAYRLIFE Clinic for taking gentle care of me in the past weeks, allowing me time for recuperation. I am resting with family at home now, feeling blessed to have their love and support.”

In a recent appearance on Sunrise, Ferguson shared a glimmer of hope amid her health battle.

Ferguson expressed her delight at the positive turn of events, indicating that she had been given the all-clear that the cancer had not spread, signaling a significant milestone in her fight against aggressive skin cancer.

“Two days ago, I got the all clear (that it hasn’t spread),” Fergie said, having just visited her dermatologist.

The positive development marked a significant milestone in her journey toward recovery, instilling renewed hope and optimism among her and her loved ones.

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